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Low and No-Emission Vehicle Federal Technical Assistance

FTA is partnering with the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to offer technical assistance to transit agencies transitioning fleets from diesel vehicles to low- and no-emission buses and ferries. Established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Joint Office supports transit entities as they move to battery electric, hybrid, or hydrogen fuel cell technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and prepares the transit workforce with new skills and expertise.

This technical assistance is available to transit agencies and entities receiving – or planning to apply for – federal funds to expand or transition their fleets with clean and green buses and transit vehicles. Since President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021, FTA has made over $4.5 billion available in competitive grants for investments in American-made transit buses and supporting infrastructure through the Low or No Emission and Buses and Bus Facilities programs.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law calls for collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation shares resources and guidance through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to FTA-supported entities seeking to transition their fleets to low- or no-emission transit vehicles.

  • In September 2022, FTA co-hosted a webinar with the Joint Office to describe the program to help the transit industry transition from diesel buses to vehicles using low or no emission technology.
  • Learn more about Zero-Emission Fleet Transition Planning